George Clooney urges Britain to return Greek treasure

George-Clooney During a press conference in Germany, promoting his new movie The Monuments Men, George Clooney has urged British officials to return treasure which was taken from Greece in the 19th century.

Clooney plays an art expert tracking down valuable pieces taken by the Nazis in the movie and he got interested in the Elgin Marbles that were taken from Athens in the early 1800s and are now at the British Museum in London. Greek authorities have been trying to return them for years.

“Greece has a very good case… It wouldn’t be a bad thing if they were returned. I think that would be a very fair and very nice thing. Yeah, I think it is the right thing to do,” the actor said.

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One response to “George Clooney urges Britain to return Greek treasure”

  1. Maurie says:

    George Clooney is a very righteous man as I can see. It was interesting to learn that the new role had an enlightening role about Greek and British history for the famous Hollywood actor. I do no think the treasure would be returned, but it would have been nice. Still, London museum has to attract its visitors with the treasures form all over the world.